FEC Christmas Train set to roll through Florida Dec. 12

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida East Coast will operate its sixth annual Christmas Train on Dec. 12 in coordination with the U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Foundation. The train will run along the railroad's 351-mile main line offering employees, their families, customers, and suppliers an opportunity to contribute to the communities that FEC serves. The train will make 8 stops along its route between Jacksonville and Miami during which Santa Claus will be on hand to deliver holiday cheer:
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GE ES44C4 No. 813 leads a previous edition of the FEC Christmas Train.
Florida East Coast

CITY 

LOCATION
 
TIME
(Approx.) 
Jacksonville  Mussel Acres Road – West  7:10 a.m. 
St. Augustine  San Sebastian View – East  8:10 a.m. 
New Smyrna Beach  Canal Street – East  10:05 a.m. 
Cocoa  Rosa L. Jones Drive – West  11:45 a.m. 
Fort Pierce  Orange Avenue – West  1:30 p.m. 
West Palm Beach  36th Street – East  3 p.m. 
Fort Lauderdale  SW 17th Street – West  4:25 p.m. 
Miami  NE 87th Street – West  5:15 p.m. 


At each stop representatives from Toys For Tots will be present to accept donations from the Christmas Train, and will work to distribute the toys to children in need throughout local communities. The Christmas Train is a 501c3 nonprofit, so anyone can donate and receive a tax deduction.

Since the program's inception five years ago there has been significant yearly growth. "Last year alone we were able to donate more than 40,000 toys and we hope to surpass that goal this year," FEC President and CEO Jim Hertwig says. "This event is, and will continue to be a favored tradition for the (FEC) family. We are proud to be able to once again work alongside the Toys For Tots foundation to contribute to those in need during the holiday season."

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